Whirlwind A/B BOX
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rockerdad 03/23/2011

Whirlwind A/B BOX : rockerdad のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"Easy way to switch!"

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The whirlwind A/B selector is like having 2 switching units in one box. You can use it with 2 amps and be able to switch between the 2 with a press of a button or use it the way I use it with certain effects. I have channel A connected to my amp while channel B is connected to my talk box. In this configuration, I can either play my amp, the talk box or use both at once! Being in a Bon Jovi tribute band, this becomes VERY helpful and useful to me. It can be powered by a 9 volt battery but I prefer to use a wall wart I bought at Radio Shack as you have to unscrew the back plate to swap out batteries.

When using the pedal, I hear no clicking or popping at all when switching between channels like you get on some other cheaper switchers. The housing is pretty sturdy metal and seems rather rugged. I wear a size 12 shoe and have yet to damage it. I tried a morley a/b box before the whirlwind and the quality of sound isn't even close. The morley wasn't as quiet or as sturdy. I found myself worrying if it would break down in the middle of a gig. I don't have those fears with this product.

For such a simple pedal, the $50 I paid for it may seem high. I don't agree...I would probably pay more for it now that I've used it for years. It's gigged with me for over 400 shows now and counting. It's a piece of gear that kinda pulls my whole rig together. I'm glad I found it at the time and ended up testing it out. I would definitely buy another one if mine ever broke or was lost.

Update: I am now powering the pedal via a Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2+...works PERFECTLY! No more wall wart!